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The Energy Materials Group houses three MBraun Gloveboxes, a VMP-3 multi-channel electrochemical workstation with two EIS channels, one BT2000 battery cycler (28 channels), about 100 channels of Landt Battery Testers, one temperature-controlled chamber for battery testers, a Tristar II 3020, Surface Area Analyser, one Thermo Centrifuge (maximum rpm: 14,000), Two Fritsch ball mills: PULVERISETTE 7 and PULVERISETTE 5, vacuum sealer for battery pouch cells, ultrasonic metal welder, electrical doctor blade coater, electric hot rolling press, a low-temperature refrigerator, tube furnaces, quartz crystal microbalance, and Pine rotating disk motor.

We enjoy access to user-based characterization tools at OSU. The shared equipment at OSU includes:

Electron Microscopy Facility Shared at OSU

FEI Titan 80-300 TEM/STEM with a HAADF detector and energy dispersive X-ray spectra (EDX) equipped: STEM with EDX is used for nanoscale compositional studies.

FEI NOVA 230, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) with EDX equipped

FEI QUANTA 3D dual beam SEM/FIB: this is a "dual beam" scanning electron microscope (SEM) that is also equipped with a focused ion beam (FIB).

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer at OSU

The OSU NMR Facility is a campus-wide core facility administered by the College of Science, which is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art NMR spectroscopy resources to the research and education community at Oregon State University and the greater northwest region. The facility is housed in the NMR suite on the first floor of the Linus Pauling Science Center. NMR spectrometers are available at 800 MHz, 700 MHz, 500 MHz, and 400 MHz (2), corresponding to magnetic field strengths ranging from 18.8 T to 9.4 T. Data processing and analysis software is available on workstations in the NMR Facility.

Mass Spectrometry Facility of OSU

Surface Area Analyzers

One Micromeritics ASAP 2020 for measuring pore sizes less than 2 nm.

Other Characterization Instruments Shared at OSU

  • Femtosecond Stimulated Raman spectroscopy
  • Rigaku Ultima IV X-ray Diffractometer
  • DXR SmartRaman Spectrometer (Thermo Scientific)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry
  • ION-TOF Model IV Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass
  • Spectrometer (ToF-SIMS)
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • Small-angle X-ray Scattering
  • UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer

We have support from our collaborators at DOE national labs

We have access to state-of-the-art characterization tools, including hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), high-energy X-ray total scattering, and high-resolution X-ray diffraction (XRD) at Advanced Photon Source (APS) of Argonne National Laboratory, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, particularly Nanoscale Ordered Materials Diffractometer (NOMAD), and soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy at Lawrance Berkeley National Laboratory.

Our collaborators include Argonne National Laboratory, City University of New York, Howard University, HP, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory, MIT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Los Angeles, University of Maryland, Utah University and so on.